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Ampolla

Blister
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A small raised area of the outer layer of the skin filled with a watery liquid.
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Calambre

Cramp
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A painful involuntary spasmodic contraction of a muscle.
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Debilidad

Weakness
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Lack of strength or potency.
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Diarrea

Diarrhoea
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An abnormally frequent discharge of semisolid or fluid fecal matter from the bowel. The opposite of constipation.
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Dolor

Pain
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The physical feeling caused by disease, injury, or something that hurts the body.
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Dolor de cabeza

Headache
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Pain in the head; cephalalgia.
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Enrojecimiento

Flushing
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Redness of the skin, especially of the face.
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Estreñimiento

Constipation
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A condition in which bowel movements are infrequent or incomplete. Constipation is the opposite of diarrhoea.
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Fiebre

Fever
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A body temperature that is higher than normal.
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Herida

Wound
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A physical injury to the body consisting of a laceration or breaking of the skin or mucous membrane.
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Ictericia

Jaundice
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A yellowish pigmentation of the skin, tissues, and certain body fluids caused by the deposition of the bile pigment bilirubin.
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Inflamación

Inflammation
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Response of the body to injury such as trauma or infection; when localized, recognized by pain, heat, swelling and redness.
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Náuseas

Nausea
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A sensation of discomfort in the upper stomach with an involuntary inclination to vomit.
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Picor

Itching
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An uncomfortable sensation of irritation of the skin or mucous membranes that causes scratching or rubbing of the affected parts; pruritus.
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Sangrado

Bleeding
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Losing blood as a result of the rupture of blood vessels.
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Signo

Sign
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Visible, palpable, audible or objectively measurable form of manifestation of a disease.
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Síntoma

Symptom
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Subjective indicator of a disease.
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Somnolencia

Drowsiness
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A state of impaired awareness associated with a desire or inclination to sleep.
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Tos

Cough
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An explosive expulsion of air from the lungs acting as a protective mechanism to clear the air passages, or as a symptom of pulmonary disturbance.
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Urticaria

Urticaria
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A kind of skin rash notable for pale red, raised, itchy bumps. The exciting cause may be certain foods or drugs, infection, or emotional stress; hives.
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Verruga

Wart
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A local, small, hard, benign growth on the skin, caused by a virus.
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Vómito

Vomit
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The ejection of matter from the stomach in retrograde fashion through the oesophagus and mouth; vomiting.
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